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  • A tale of two styles: value and growth

    Article  | 05 April 2018

    Value investors have seen their portfolios soar, while growth stocks have languished. In this paper we look at some of the drivers behind recent market moves, including the effect of rising interest rates, earnings disappointments and the subsequent de-rating of growth stocks.

  • ESG improvements can see valuations take off

    Article  | 15 March 2018

    Our unlisted infrastructure team invest in Brisbane Airport because they are a market-leader in sustainable operations – an approach which is increasingly critical to the long-term growth of an asset’s value. Here we explain how some small sustainable changes can add up for an asset’s valuation.

  • The fixed income fiasco

    Article  | 06 March 2018

    The investment world conflates what ‘absolute return’ and ‘total return’ actually mean – and throwing in the latest buzzword ‘unconstrained’ has only made things worse. Our infographic cheat sheet demystifies some common terms used to describe fixed income investment approaches.

  • Check your portfolio for this hidden credit risk

    Article  | 02 March 2018

    Don’t invest in the next emissions cheating scandal. If Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors aren’t high on your check list, you could be in for a nasty surprise.

  • You can’t spell volatile without “L” “I” “E”

    Article  | 28 February 2018

    If “they” are right, then there is virtually never a bad time to be fully invested. The term "volatility” has become a euphemism. What people mean when they say, “markets have experienced some volatility” is that markets have gone down. You never hear a financial commentator bang on about those pesky volatile stocks that are up every single day and breaking new highs.

  • Make America Great Again - listed infrastructure has a plan

    Article  | 15 February 2018

    Many segments of the US infrastructure market are working while others suffer from chronic underinvestment. Our global listed infrastructure team look at the disparity between public and private infrastructure funding models and their future in the Trump era. 

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